When we launched our macro photo contest, we were ready for an abundance of insect and flower images, but the final turnout was just incredible. So incredible, in fact, that we've decided to break out the insect images into their own best-of gallery. The official winner of the contest will be announced in a future issue of Popular Photography (click here to subscribe), but for now, here are 30 incredible macro insect shots to keep you inspired.
Canon DSLR with 100mm macro lens
and a raynox 250 macro attachment
and a 430EX flash